Walid al-Saqaf


Walid al-Saqaf is a Yemeni academic, journalist, and anti-censorship activist. He is the director of the Global Journalism master programme at Örebro University, where he studies Internet censorship and works on Internet projects to empower activists involved the Arab Spring. He is the founder and administrator of Yemen Portal, a Yemeni news and content aggregator, and the developer of Alkasir for Internet Censorship Mapping and Circumvention, which allows users in countries such as Syria and Iran to access blocked websites. He is also a TED and ICANN Fellow and serves as a member of the advisory group for the Arab Internet Governance Forum.

Areas of expertise

Internet Governance | Internet Censorship

Areas of work

Research | Advocacy

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